The Mondale-Brooke Award for Fair Housing Leadership and Civic Participation
Each year, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center honors individuals who, through their leadership, have distinguished themselves as champions of civil rights and housing equity.
The Mondale-Brooke Award for Fair Housing Leadership and Civic Participation honors the legacy of Senators Walter Mondale (D-MN) and Edward Brooke (R-MA), who championed the Fair Housing Act as part of comprehensive civil rights legislation.
On April 10th, 1968, just six days after Dr. King’s assassination and in the midst of the country’s grief, Congress successfully passed the 1968 Civil Rights Act. Title VIII of that law is commonly known as the Fair Housing Act.
More information about the 2017 Mondale-Brooke awardees coming soon.